Julie is a naturally minded momma to a sweet one year old boy. She discovered Paleo in 2012 and used real food to conquer several health challenges. Julie shares her passion for sustainability, homesteading, gentle parenting and natural motherhood on Instagram and Facebook.

About Julie Quates

Julie is a naturally minded momma to a sweet one year old boy. She discovered Paleo in 2012 and used real food to conquer several health challenges. Julie shares her passion for sustainability, homesteading, gentle parenting and natural motherhood on Instagram and Facebook .

How to Break Screen Addiction – One Simple Tip

In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, I wanted to share my uncomplicated, simple method on how I beat my social media/screen addiction as a mama.  Many of us are hoping to make the new year one that is meaningful, fulfilling and productive and excessive social media usage might get in the way of meeting those […]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in a Pressure Cooker (InstaPot)

Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta – it’s low in carbs, healthy and gluten-free! But cooking it can be annoying, especially the traditional way that’s done in the oven. Here’s how I do it in my pressure cooker (InstaPot), and it’s so easy! Spaghetti squash is riding the wave of popularity ever since […]

Kitchen Hack – Frozen Garlic Cubes

Garlic.  A gift from the gods – I’m sure of it!  This aromatic herb adds so much flavor to dishes and it’s healthy too.  However, every time I see it listed in a recipe I cringe because I despise peeling and chopping garlic.  Here is a kitchen hack that will save you from ever having […]

Homemade Chia Squeeze Pouches

Today I’m sharing a quick, easy and inexpensive recipe for homemade Chia squeeze pouches.  This delicious and nutritious snack is perfect for on the go for both kiddos and adults. Becoming the mom of a toddler has opened my eyes to the world of “snack food.”  Well, I should say, re-opened my eyes.  I used […]

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Here is one of our favorite homemade snacks- homemade fruit roll-ups!  These are so simple to make and you need only a few REAL food ingredients.   Any parent scanning the snack aisle at the local grocery store has seen the HUGE array of choices.  From pudding cups, chips, crackers, to fruit based snacks such as Fruit […]

Anti-Inflammatory Iced Turmeric Ginger Latte

This has become one of my favorite creamy drinks that is also full of healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. Hope you enjoy this real and delicious recipe! I live in Texas and although the stores are gearing up for fall with jeans, scarves, button down shirts, it’s still over 90 degrees here on the reg and and […]

Homemade Larabar Recipe – Easy, Real & Nutritious!

Here is a super simple recipe for homemade Larabars, using all real food! These chewy, tasty bars are full of nutrients and easy to pack for an on-the-go snack.  Enjoy! Added Nutrition Larabars are a staple in my house and have been since I made the switch to real food. They are like a chewy protein/granola bar […]

White Bean Protein Dip – Protein-Packed and Vegan Friendly

If you’re a hummus lover like me, you’ll love this simple recipe for white bean dip.  It couldn’t be simpler to make!  Which is good news considering how fast your family will devour this. Eat those Veggies! I enjoy vegetables as much as the next person but having a creamy, delicious dip to accompany them […]

Homemade Tooth Whitening Powder

Tooth powder. You read that right! It’s time to ditch your traditional toothpaste and enjoy the benefits of using a powder to brush your teeth and, thankfully, it’s not as strange as it sounds.  This simple recipe has added ingredients to help keep those teeth pearly white as well! Ditch the Paste I have been using […]

Easy Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe – Loaded with Probiotics!

This sauerkraut recipe is tangy, crunchy, full of probiotics and is easy and only pennies to make! Follow along in this tutorial to make your own. As a kid, the only recollection of sauerkraut I had was when my grandmother would cook a huge batch of it on the stove.  And as you can imagine, the […]